Common Thread: Six Albums That Made Laura Nyro a Songwriting Legend

As a performer, the late, great Laura Nyro sadly never amounted to much more than a cult act beloved by critics and a small but devoted following of fans. (It didn’t help that she was publicity-shy, reportedly even turning down an offer to appear as musical guest on the season premiere of SNL’s ‘93-’94 season.) But as a songwriter? Her material couldn’t have been in hotter demand between 1968 and 1972, and here’s half a dozen discs that prove it!

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Common Thread: Albums from Musical Offspring (Part 1)

It’s theme-month time again here on the blog, and this time, the theme is “All in the Family,” so throughout September, our regularly-featured columns will be dedicated to musical families! We begin our theme month with this Common Thread feature on albums by the hit-making offspring of other famous musicians. This first installment features such artists as Rocky Burnette, Gary Lewis, Brenda K. Starr, and more!

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